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Reviews of Courtyard Gardens - Verve Senior Living

Gain exclusive insight into life at Courtyard Gardens - Verve Senior Living. Comfort Life’s exclusive reviews and videos give you insider information from residents and their families.

Our perspective

Customized care that meets the needs of community members is a hallmark of life at Courtyard Gardens. One of the unique features of this community is the private pay suites, where you have the option to purchase personalized services customized to your needs. There are a variety of suite sizes that allow for this option, ranging in size from one to two bedrooms. In addition, suites available in the assisted living residence are subsidized under the auspices of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH).

Just a few blocks south of the Fraser River in Richmond is an oasis of pleasant living called Courtyard Gardens. In this community, seniors find renewal thanks to the great food and care provided by staff. This community provides a variety of options that will feel customized for your needs. There are options in the assisted living level and in residential care; you can also select whatever care you require and pay only for the assistance you need.

Visit in the summer and you'll be very impressed by the outdoor patio. Courtyard Gardens lives up to its name with pleasant floral arrangements spread around the exterior. But, as Canadians, we know that you are going to have to spend time indoors during the year, too. Inside, there are resident art classes, movie nights, exercise programs and more. Take care of yourself better than you ever have before thanks to the in-house spa and beauty salon, and there are also scheduled outings for sopping and fun shared activities like golfing. The only thing that there is little of, here, is house cleaning, cooking and putting away dishes.

Video interviews

We interviewed families and/or residents via video conference, asking them probing questions about life at Courtyard Gardens - Verve Senior Living. Get the behind-the-scenes information from those with direct experience.

Carol Tong, daughter of resident

Watch our interview with Carol Tong to learn about the unique experience offered by Courtyard Gardens.


Shirley Bakaway, resident

Watch our interview with Shirley Bakaway to learn about the unique experience offered by Courtyard Gardens.


More of what people say about this community

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Shirley Bakaway, family member

It's a safe feeling of being here, and I feel that I have support.... I can't tell you how much the staff and residents [have meant to me.] The people are there for you. It's a very nice feeling!

Carolyn Moore, family member

My Dad had a health event the next month that did not allow him to live alone anymore. I immediately called Courtyard Gardens. The General Manager, LPNs, and aides worked quickly to accomodate my Dad in a beautiful room. My Dad is now... enjoying the great food and atmosphere of Courtyard Gardens. I am grateful for the compassion and expert care they are providing my Dad.

Edward Distler, family member

My father was able to spend 3 wonderful years at Courtyard Gardens. He often said to me that this is the most beautiful place in the world. Excellent food was very important to him. He also really appreciated the all-round support.

Carol P., family member

This Facility is very clean and comfortable with many amenities. The staff are wonderful caring people. My father in law has been very happy here.

Guy and Heather, resident

Very comfortable, lots of space, terrific staff, clean, pleasant dining room. We are happy to be here.

Alanna Miller, family member

I was in a supportive role for my sister and brother-in-law around moving to Courtyard Gardens. I truly appreciated the great communication I had with June as we sorted out various issues and dealt with delays because of my sister's health. She always kept me in the loop and answered all my questions. She always went the extra mile to make things work! It seems there might have needed to be a bit more clarity around independent and assisted living, however, this seems to have been sorted out so is no longer an issue. I have visited many times since their move and the staff has been friendly. The facility is very clean and offers a range of spaces. The large closets and storage space were a huge relief.

Carol Tong, family member

The thing that stands out most about our experience with Courtyard Gardens is how hard working and caring the staff are ... What really meant a lot was when my mom passed away in December [2020], the staff went out of their way to make sure my dad was OK.

I'm very impressed with the amount of activities they have arranged... Just looking at the calendar that they send out every week, there're three or four different types of activities every day, from chair exercise to bingo to [music]... There's monthly birthday celebrations as a group for people who are having a birthday that month.

It's a really welcoming place. When you walk in, anybody, any staff member you meet is always smiling and friendly, and so willing to help. We've been so grateful for some of the individual staff members who we interact with.

Name withheld for privacy's sake, resident

Courtyard Gardens has everything I'm looking for, including the availability of more care, should my wife and I decide it's time to change our current lifestyle.

Margaret, family member

We have the peace of mind of knowing that mom is safe and well cared for here. Staff showed wonderful patience as she settled in. She really began to thrive again at Courtyard Gardens.

Henry, resident

I love that I can transition simply into a
higher level of care whenever I need to.

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